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Mister Twister Founder Robert Glynn Carver Passes Away

Robert Glynn Carver of Many, Louisiana

July 20, 1936-September 28,2018

Minden, LA - Robert Glynn Carver, from Toledo Bend, LA, went to be with the Lord on September 28, 2018. Glynn was born July 20, 1936, to Harley and Ethel Carver in Rochelle, LA. He graduated high school from Georgetown in 1954. He earned a B.S. from LA Tech in 1958, M.S. from LSU in 1960 and his Ph.D. from LSU in Biology in 1962. 

After receiving his Ph.D., Glynn went to teach Biology at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. and later RobertGlynnCarver became Department Head. Because of his love of fishing, Glynn left McNeese in 1972 to pursue interest in the tackle industry. In 1973 Glynn Carver started Mister Twister revolutionizing the fishing lure business. Some of his lure designs are still in use today. In 1981 he sold Mister Twister and moved to Toledo Bend, LA and opened Sabine Manufacturing. At the time of the factory’s opening there was few businesses located in the area. Sabine Manufacturing, at one time the largest soft plastics manufacturer in the country, served as an anchor for future businesses on the lake. Toledo Town and Tackle was started as a result of Glynn’s vision for Toledo Bend. 

As an avid hunter, Glynn hunted all over the United States and the world and was always willing to talk hunting with anyone who would sit down with him at Toledo Town. He was a former member of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and also served on the Board of Directors for the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce. A figure on Toledo Bend for over 35 years, Glynn was instrumental in helping the community thrive and grow. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Harley and Ethel Carver, his wife of over 25 years Ann Carver, and his brother Al Carver of Minden.

Surviving him is his son Curt Carver of Toledo Bend, daughter Cathy Grigg and son-in-law Kim of Athens, LA, step-son Keith Wigger and his wife Angela of Woodbine Georgia, grandchildren, Josh Ellis, Krystal Ellis, Cathryn Ellis, Sarah Specht and her husband Joshua, Christopher Ellis, Jacob Ellis, step-grandchildren, Kristy Wigger, Keegan Wigger, Kyle Wigger, Korey Wigger, Kelsey Wigger, Also survived by his Brother Randall Carver and wife Bettye and their daughter Kelly and husband Andy Woodring and their children all of Monroe, La his sister in law Rose Carver and children Judy Holloway and husband Mike of Minden, La their son Wade Holloway and his wife Melanie of Homer, La and Son Jason Holloway of Minden, La., Mark Carver and wife Jane of Minden, LA and their daughters Julie Franks and Paige Waller, a host of nieces and nephews, great grandchildren, and Bubba “Goat Head” Carver and Cookie Carver.

A Celebration of Glynn’s life will be held on Monday October 1 at 2:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many, LA with Pastor Deeann Johnson and grandson Christopher Ellis Officiating with Pastor Dee Anders performing the graveside service at Toledo Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Mark Carver, Matt Loetscher, Jerry Thompson, Randy Walker, Elwin Walker, Phillip Harwell and Honorary Pallbearers Dudley Carver, Stan Reeves, Warren Cason, Mark Burgess, Calvin Jones, and Jerry Murray.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Terry McDonald for everything she has done for Glynn and his family.

"I first met Glynn Carver in the late 1970, s.  Starting to work at Mister Twister 1983 there was a need to work with Glynn on several business-related matters.  And that is how I began my longtime friendship with Glynn.  Glynn was the founder of Mister Twister.  He had a vision and set out to make it happen.  Glynn was a pioneer in the sportfishing industry and well respected by all.  Sadly, he passed away this weekend.  The last time I had time with Glynn was the summer of 2017 when he and I had breakfast together down at Toledo Tackle…. another one of his accomplishments.  Rest in peace Glynn, you will be missed."  Chuck Byrd, Mister Twister

Funeral Service
Monday, October 1, 2018

Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel
355 S. Capitol Street
Many, LA 71449

For additional information contact:
Nik Kolbeck
Phone: 715-623-7556

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